Two weeks ago I explained on Instagram (@survivoronstilettos) why I suddenly disappeared from social media and here, my blog. It was a very hard story to tell as it was something that had played in my private life and I’d normally not share. When I’m going through a difficult time I usually choose to not talk about it since I want my blog (and social media channels) a positive, happy and inspiring place. Because of my sudden absence I really felt like I needed to give you an explanation. Why did I leave?
This happened two days (May 31) after I got back from Los Angeles, in my own city, by someone who I don’t know. I spent the the whole month of June to recover physically – but also mentally. There were many moments where I sat down with my laptop, ready to tell my story and move on – but I just couldn’t, I wasn’t ready. I’m sorry.
What I’ve been through that night and the couple of weeks after is absolutely not okay but I choose to let go of the negativity and turn this experience in a positive one. I chose to be stronger and to be an example for those who are experiencing it right now. It’s horrible knowing that this happens to many women every day. Violence is not okay and hopefully I can help anyone else by sharing my story. I named my blog Survivor On Stilettos not only because I’d like to share my obsession for fashion – I also named it that way because it is relatable to every woman out here – we are in a way all survivors and we should empower each other.
I’m good actually, I’m doing good and I started working again. I’m almost recovered – I’m really lucky with the fact that I won’t need any surgery and that my eyes are not permanently damaged. I feel like I’m almost mentally recovered as well and that’s because of my family, my friends and my boyfriend (what can happen in a month huh!). Not only the people that are close to me, but also strangers and you, my followers were there for me. I got the most loving messages from people all around the world, you have no idea how much that meant and still means to me. It gave me the power to continue where I left off and to start creating again.